The Pulitzer List

I love to read and will read almost any genre except romance.  One of my personal goals is to read every book that has been awarded the Pulizter Prize in the fiction category.  This page lists all the books which have received the award and whether or not I have read them.  6 of 61 completed.

1948 – Tales of the South Pacific by James Michener – Read.  It was ok.

1949 – Guard of Honor by James Cozzens

1950 – The Way West by A. B. Guthrie

1951 – The Town by Conrad Richter

1952 – The Caine Mutiny by Herman Wouk – Read.  One of my all time favorites.

1953 – The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway – Read.  Deep.  Loved it.

1954 – no award

1955 – A Fable by William Faulkner

1956 – Andersonville by Mackinlay Kantor

1957 – no award

1958 – A Death in the Family by James Agee

1959 – The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters by Robert Taylor

1960 – Advise and Consent by Allen Drury

1961 – To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee – Read – Classic.  Loved it.

1962 – The Edge of Sadness by Edwin O’Connor

1963 – The Reivers by William Faulkner

1964 – no award

1965 – The Keepers of the House by Shirley Grau

1966 – Collected Stories by Katherine Porter

1967 – The Fixer by Bernard Malamud

1968 – The Confessions of Nat Turner by William Styron

1969 – House Made of Dawn by N. Scott Momaday

1970 – Collected Stories by Jean Stafford

1971 – no award

1972 – Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner

1973 – The Optimist’s Daughter by Eudora Welty

1974 – no award

1975 – The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara

1976 – Humboldt’s Gift by Saul Bellow

1977 – no award

1978 – Elbow Room by James McPherson

1979 – The Stories of John Cheever by John Cheever

1980 – The Executioner’s Song by Normal Mailer – Read – It was ok.

1981 – A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole

1982 – Rabbit is Rich by John Updike

1983 – The Color Purple by Alice Walker

1984 – Ironweed by William Kennedy

1985 – Foreign Affairs by Alison Lurie

1986 – Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry

1987 – A Summons to Memphis by Peter Taylor

1988 – Beloved by Toni Morrison

1989 – Breathing Lessons by Anne Tyler

1990 – The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love by Oscar Hijuelos

1991 – Rabbit at Rest by John Updike

1992 – A Thousand Acres by Jane Smiley – Read – It was ok.

1993 – A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain by Robert Butler

1994 – The Shipping News by Annie Proulx

1995 – The Stone Diaries by Carol Shields

1996 – Independence Day by Richard Ford

1997 – Martin Dressler: The Tale of an American Dreamer by Steven Millhauser

1998 – American Pastoral by Philip Roth

1999 – The Hours by Michael Cunningham

2000 – Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri

2001 – The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay by Michael Chabon

2002 – Empire Falls by Richard Russo

2003 – Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides

2004 – The Known World by Edward Jones

2005 – Gilead by Marilynne Robinson

2006 – March by Geraldine Brooks

2007 – The Road by Cormac McCarthy

2008 – The Brief Wodnrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz

2009 – Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout

2010 – Tinkers by Paul Harding

2011 – A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan

2012 – no award

2013 – The Orphan Master’s Son by Adam Johnson

2014 – The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

2015 – All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

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